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Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
of a commissioner over at the commission on the environment. and great to see you general manager kelly in that seat there. excited. so the one remark on clean power is let p.u.c. know we passed a resolution at our commission, i have copies to pass out. one of the things we were excited about -- i didn't see in it the staff report online but did see it here. can i just -- thanks. but i did hear somewhat of a reference in the presentation is for your reference we are excited over at the department of the environment at the commission on the environment, especially because we have a founding member at the puc, but we added specifically on the floor, so to speak, this final further resolved about the sf commission on the environment urging our department on environment staff to partner with the san francisco public utility commission to create comprehensive education and outreach in effort to ensure broad understanding of and broad participation in the program. we are really excited about doing that. we are still working on the state of our joint meeting. we had to move it. one of our most seasoned vet
SFGTV
Oct 9, 2012 2:30am PDT
of electric vehicles to improve san francisco's environment and the global environment as a whole so please welcome mayor ed lee. >> michael, matt, congratulations to scoot, yes. scoot and san francisco, well, let me first of all put this in some little perspective that i know, i know that we just announced last week, eb week in san francisco to the delight of so many people who want to just have modes of transportation, multiple modes of transportation in a city that are also environmentally friendly and to contribute that reducing our fossil fuels, we are in san francisco world citizens after all and i know it's exciting for ed risken, our mta manager, he and i were excited to talk about different modes of transportation as we create all these exciting events to come to san francisco. i know it's exciting for board president david chiu, we tried to put pods for car sharing in neighborhoods on public streets and began in russian hill on his district, he's a vibrant, vibrant avid supporter of car sharing as i have been, i know ed riskens, well at the hub, knowing that that's an incubator fo
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it h
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 10:30pm PDT
-turns now; the idea of this project having a negative impact on the environment ,. the environment is already user-friendly. i see people put their hands up in the air, turn left on fifteenth street, adds a lot of traffic. rather than to object to the high density of this project, we would ask you to respectfully find a way to reduce the density. we understand that during the hearings the whole idea is to create high-density and it is parking in the market/octavia plan. this lot is unusual. 2100 market has 80 units, and that is a much bigger project. this is a sliver lot on a corner. we would like you to entertain the idea of reducing the density, i put in our position letter is, we would like to have larger, two-bedroom units in this project. i will explain immolated testimony the rationale in more detail. to give you an idea, i own the building on nob hill, i have eight units the same size; in the 15 years i have had that building i have not had one couple with a child apply for any of the units. the whole idea in the general management plan, and the market/octavia plan fo
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
and danger by making it erasing truck. for our goal is to make it safer and better environment for all. third, we are not targeting the center the problem. which is the speeding traffic. because most accidents happen from the reckless drivers that try to beat the traffic lights and where the most accidents happen. fourth, if our goal is really the safety of the pedestrians, we should stress and enforce the drivers who drive on masonic so dangerously to change their direction of alternative streets. by having more force on traffic lights will do the job or have a longer waiting time on masonic traffic lights will help too. that's my suggestion, my idea. finally i am for change. but this is a bad plan, and we need to have a better plan that suits all. and i am for the coalition, bicycles. and i am for the addition of bike lane. but we need to make it safer environment for all. >> edward
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
department and environment has the environment now team that. portion that really is door-to-door would be more appropriate for the environment new staff, which are more directly supervised by city folks. really are entry level opportunities and don't en counter the sort of overhead that -- working through a contractor would get through this piece. i really hope this work is really, as i say, just focused on that work that staff can't do well and does support the overall programs. i hope those communities are taken in the constructive manner that they are offered in. >> thank you. commissioner, did you have questions? >> yeah, i had -- i concur mostly with those comments you said. what i would like to see it, reiterating what we asked barbara hale for is a real plan and consultant to come forward with what exactly they will be doing. seems like one of the first pieces of work is in phase i is really to figure out how we will reach the low hanging fruit, so to speak. there is also a lot of work to reach the low income communities, multilingual issues, how to activate the en
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 3:30pm PDT
and enhance the business environment and balance for transportation access. i would like to touch on the background and talk about the major issues and summarize the requested actions for you today. jefferson street project is an effort led by the city planning department who worked with the community benefit district and the larger community where many issues were addressed and shaped the final project. the project manager from city planning is here and available today. the city's department of public works is the project's sponsor to implement the construction, and john thomas of dpw is also here today. the city is supplying $5 millen to fund the work. in 2008 to 2010. the city planning department completed the fisherman's warf plan which includes the proposed jefferson street plan, jefferson street is the main commercial spine of fisherman's warf. the east end is near pier by powell street. jurisdiction includes all sidewalks and up to the building faces on the south side. the jefferson street plan is bold, for the two blocks before you it takes a 37 foot width street with two
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 10:30pm PDT
to enjoy the environment. this is our future generations so we have to have the best ideas. how to keep our environment and our strong. i want to tell you that there are a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for keeping our city grain trade we have at least three different projects that we have been focused on for a number of years. i have had the privilege with working with mohammed and our city engineers to accomplish this. most importantly with our community leaders and volunteers throughout every part of our neighborhoods. i hope that you do you is your time and take advantage of our wonderful weather to go out and do as many doors as possible of all the -- tours as possible of all the community gardens. we have a committee challenge program, one that i am proud to have headed up when we were at public works but also the city administrator. this program today funds almost $900,000 this year in programs that are all committee pushed. it is attacks checkoff for corporations and individuals. the fund this through the tax system to provide almost $1 million every year and is put into a communit
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
people an alternative to driving could have huge benefits for the local and global environment, we're dieted that mel knee muter, the director of the san francisco department of the environment is here with us in our opening of public beta in san francisco. >> good morning, everyone, it is an honor to be here for scoot's public announcement. this really does have great promise for helping to reduce carbon emissions in the city and county of san francisco. as some of you may know, about 40% of our carbon emissions in the city come from cars and trucks so we need to find alternatives for getting people out of their fossil fuel powered cars, this is going to be a great option for residences and businesses in san francisco to find an al -- an tern t*if, we're rolling out the electric vehicle infrastructure for cars so this is another electric vehicle option that we're happy to support. we also implement the commuter benefits program and help employers provide options to their employees for getting out of their cars, we're happy to add scoot and electric plug in scooters for people to
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
on the environment. not only on the parking but it would be more family-friendly, which obviously would very much support. in reference to the parking support the .5 spaces per unit, appropriate for the area. in reference to the project sponsors, having the tradition of going to all of the committee groups in the area, counteracts the opposition or position, we think this is unfortunate. is defined in our -- context survey adopted as of march 17, 2010, in the mission dolores district, we have a baby boom going on, reduce the density and create larger family-friendly units. >> thank you. >> any additional public comment? seeing none, the public comment portion is close. commissioner moore. >> i would like to say for the record that the planning commission does not have any in flames who moves into a two-bedroom unit. we can ask the developer why the units are smaller but we cannot basically prescribed the size of the units. is that a correct statement mr. --? >> acting zoning demonstrator. it is a correct statement in as much of the planning commission cannot through deed restriction or any mech
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am PDT
the department of environment as we embark on this education and notification program. you will see on the consent agenda, 8c has us procuring additional resources through a contract so we will have an extensive outreach program. i wanted to also take a moment to remind the commission of the steps that we had been asked to -- conditions rather, we had been asked to meet prior to launching the program. these are simply the conditions that you had articulated us to meet in the resolution you approved in advance of going to the board of supervisors for approval. so this is a quick summary of those conditions. i can say that -- i can give you a quick status on each of those. so clean power s.f. rates have to be approved by pickup -- puc and board of supervisors. we are targeting january at board of supervisors for that activity. we need a final determination of the c.c.a. bond amount from the california public utilities commission. it is unclear on the timing on that. we already are meeting the requirements they have laid out, which was $100,000 bond. so we have met that requirement. w
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 1:30pm PDT
ago. -- 7th street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch wha
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 9:30am PDT
: item two, resolution authorizing department of environment to retroactively accept and expend grant in amount of 156,000 from california public utilities commission through pacific gas & electric to reduce and demand reduction of energy in san francisco during 2012. >> thank you. we have guilmo rodriguez from department of environment. >> thank you. guilmo rodriguez from the department. the department requests the committee's recommendation for approval of a & e item in amount of $156,000 to support the city's energy watch program. since 2010 when the city initiated the energy watch program the departments provided about 5.2 million in incentives for over 1,600 businesses and multifamily buildings in san francisco, resulting in a savings of about $6.8 million annually for energy needs. this $156,000 is an augmentation to our current program. the contract is through the end of this calendar year. it is to support our continued specifically our out days reach program in order to get more subscribers into our overall program. again, it is our outreach services. i will take the opportun
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the low income communities, multilingual issues, how to activate the environment now team, resources and how to supplement. i would hope in moving this forward is this consultant come up with exactly what the plan is with the hopes we wouldn't have to spend all this because of internal resources or because they are so great and efficient at what they do. so that is what i wanted to say. also i wanted to say that i'm hoping that the scope is really going to include all these pieces we have talked about because i think it is a different set of communication strategies that are going to need to be employed. everything from the translations piece to door-to-door piece. there are a lot of pieces that need to happen to make this successful and respond to mr. brooks. we really want to set this up to success and not create any negative image around this. i think out of the gate it has to be positive. i think we should look to this consulting firm to make sure this program succeeds from that perspective. >> thank you. any other commission comment? any other public comment sm >> eric brooks r
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 6:30am PDT
of suspension rates and they're deathly. are you removing kids from a learning environment and giving up on them and bringing that down to 4% is really huge and i attribute that to board leadership and restorative practices, leadership at the school sites and to principals and claudia anderson and her team. finally on the test score what is is really clear to me is the achievement gap just persists so in our district the average in english is about 61% of proficient or above which is okay. that's two out of three kids that are proficient or above but we have some groups performing at 85% and some at 35% and one in three proficient or above is just not acceptable. nobody can really say that proclaims success and only one in three this a sub group are proficient and above and math 68% and pretty good overall. we have some students performing at 89% and others at 40%, just two out of five. to close this gap with single dkg itd growth would take 20 years we don't have 20 years so what is really clear from the data is the investment in the superintendent zone, with the school improvement g
SFGTV
Oct 10, 2012 8:30am PDT
it for them to pay a little more to get clean energy. not because it is good for environment but long-term they will get a better economic deal out of this. there are things added at the board of supervisors and were already in the plan for reaching out to customers and proactively giving community choice clean power sf customers access to energy efficiency funds and renewable facility installation that is funded through the program so that actually will help bring down their long-term bill as well. because at the same time they are opting to pay more on their energy resource bill, they will also get an opportunity to get energy efficiency in the same place, which might make it possible for us to convince some of the lower income folks to opt in at the beginning. there are all kind of possibilities there, we need a firm that knows how to do this. not only do research but take that research and reach out to customers to make this exciting to them. one thing that -- i don't know if this firm will do this or not. local power and buildout has been talking about -- looks like will it proba
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
was someone who was actually crit tal to maintaining her health. but in a work environment, you need to make sure that the rules are clear. so that legislation, tried to create rules in a work environment for some information and they had protection and they could have breaks and they could have all of the protections that we have when we go to work. >> i think this we are a country that is founded on immigrants and i think that actually my ancestors, many people in the audience have been and they came from around the world and across the world. started in new lifes themselves. so, i just support completely the important role that immigrants have and i think that clearly, that there should be a path to citizenship and that there should be a great respect in many ways for all of the things that they do. >> state proposition, 35, asks if the definition of human trafficking should be expanded and the penalties for the traffickers be increased and be registered for sex offenders and training be provided for law enforcement officers. i am curious, what is your position on this? >> i support that.
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm PDT
chair. representative john mika and the senate environment and the committee chair barbara boxer. michael was focused on delivery reforms and boxer, innovative financing and those are the key points that you will see in the bill itself. president obama signed it into law in july. and back in june, i don't think that anybody was expecting that we would actually see this bill come to fruition. but within a couple of weeks following the bill was on the president's desk for signature. the primary issue to point out with map 21, is that it is a two-year bill and it does not fundamentally change federal transportation policy. you can see from the picture on the slide in
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
environment for students with special needs we recognize the deep and rich partnership for students with special needs shared with key agencies such as families with children with disabilities and host the advisory committee for special education ten times per year. therefore be resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district recognizes support for children with disabilities to be celebrated this friday, september 28, for the agency's tremendous contributions to supporting san francisco public school students and their families through the many activities throughout the year. [applause] >> thank you commissioner. i don't see any public speakers for this. is there a public speaker that didn't sign up? you may come up anyways because you're going to be receiving it, but are there comments from the board first? and then we will bring you up. >> i just want to say that the school district relies on many different organizations but really this agency in particular touches so many of our families that i am pleased to recognize the 30th anniversary for
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures
SFGTV
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
the city, san francisco has created an environment that embraces and celebrates innovation. innovation is not a significant driver of economic growth, but it enables us to tackle some of the most long-standing problems and historic challenges that we face. that's why i continue to support and promote innovation in both the civic and private sectors to create a better san francisco. and with all of these technology companies that are moving into the city, we need to make sure that our work force is trained and ready to fill these positions. to do this we have launched tech sf with an $8 million dollar grant from the department of labor that will provided case, training and job placement assistance in the tech sector. whether it's for young people coming out of high school or college or people retooling in the middle of their careers or are returning our veterans who want a chance to work in our technology industry, we're working hard to ensure san francisco residents have the skills, the training and the opportunities to work in these jobs. this is a critical step to making sure tha
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 10:30am PDT
, at successful restaurants and park environments. and where we are looking at incorporating this restaurant, at the park level, is there was a large elevator house where the parade elevators come up to the park level behind the amp i theatre and we are going to swallow that into the preft rest structure as depicted here and have some roof top seating on the restaurant as well. this is the concept that we are looking to incorporate into the drawings. and how that would look from the pedestrian pathway on the south side and the north side of the transit center. as you walked around the park. >> also, at the park level, we have made some significant revisions in the lighting systems for the park. the lighting system originally included a handrail that went along the pathway around the park and then relatively few mask lights to provide down lightinging on the park. you can see the elements here. these very tall, down lights and the handrail lighting. and in working with the on a number of funds for a design enhancements at the park, we did a lighting review of a lot number of exhibiting parks
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm PDT
we are in a restrictive capital and budget environment and it is competing priority with everything else and i think it is incumbent to look at everything at a wholesale kind of wholesome way during the budget process and we will do that. >> on this one, this will not be implemented or this requires further analysis -- >> president farrell: further analysis, no. 12. no. 13, clarify ownership and -- on rec and park property. my understanding the sf r commission is currentlying working with rec and park to make that happen so it will be implemented. complete an arts commission rec and park agreement to ensure compensation for maintenance of art in city parks adequate to support that task and that's recommendation 14. i hope that happens. that is not under the purview of the board of supervisors. that is a rec and park/arts commission thing so that's something that the board is not going to implement. finding no. -- now we go to neighborhood cultural centers, finding 23 that the arts commission has not given support and maintenance of the cultural centers of the priority the charter r
SFGTV
Oct 13, 2012 4:30pm PDT
environment. be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district on the occasion of anti-bullying month reaffirms the commitment to erraticate bullying. and be it further resolved that the student family community support department will distribute lessons, posters, collaborate with our family partners and work with school staff to implement school-wide activities in october as well as in november. which has been identified as violence prevention, sign up for safety month at the san francisco unified school district. >> thank you. >> so i believe that there are two people to sign up for this item. and i want to remind the speakers that when they do make the public statements we keep the names out of their statements regardless if it is a student or employee or other people. this is our civilty that we would like to keep at the board of education. so these two speakers that are going to come up, i believe, and sign up lori more and anna sevister. >> >> okay. my name is lori moore, you have all heard from me for weeks with e-mails and calls that you
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 8:30am PDT
purchase property today in this very competitive environment is to provide that certainty. so we are buyers of property. one thing we have to prove to sellers is that when we look at you in the eyes and shake your hands and say we are going to deliver that, we have to deliver it. if i ever fumble on that, word will get out that prologis does not close on deals. so they can't make that happen. so we had to convince this guy we were going to sell. that certainty that we are able to provide is how we are able to get this thing purchased. >> listen, i will turn it over to my colleagues. i want to thank you for being here. i think that you should be very happy. i think your board should be very happy. i think you have done a really good job for your company. i think it is definitely a good deal for you guys. i will be honest, i understand the challenge. i understand the very difficult situation. i am not comfortable with this deal. i think that as a city agency that we still have to figure out, you know, how do we maximize the use of the very limited resources we have through our riders. i'm not
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